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, because of its dependence on fluctuating commodities. the economy ofôte d'ivoire was badly shaken. becaearnings from theence ostabilization fund evaporated. the boom period of the 1970s muniled to lots of optimismms. and lotsf borrowingon int. when prices declined in the 1980s, the country found itselfhead withery tt moneytoay back . narrator: in pces like yamoussoukro, jobsecame scarce. translator: i cachaleard (ctranslatedb): ( mdoou like this work? i'm happy enough since there are no other possibilities. anyway, if it goes on like this,esses where i'll have toeave.get a job. naator: among afcae dfrom the eerprising spirit of i tradespeople and its sinesswomen, but not whenimesread ( woman speaking french ) translator: i've got four employees, six apprentices and a secretary. for nearly two yearsow, business has been stagnant it's very hard. it's aifficultarke i even have toell on credit, and some of the clients r y. narrator the cocoa producers are small farmers. the fall in eiincomeevels m educe th translator:r i have children at school , so(eakiand at college. the fall in eiincome
, it would be good for us- our health and healthy and our social upbringing and our economy and everything. so we fast. the fourth one is the alms, but we call it the al-zakah. it is giving from our own money to the poor people and the needy people. that's- of course they call it a solution for our situation, how to treat the poor people, and how they can live in peace together, how we can live in peace together. >> and help them also too. >> yes. not just to- so that rich man or rich family can live in a good way, but you know, that also the poor can live in a good situation, because the rich have to give two and a half percent from his own money every year, and he's not to do a favor for the poor family- he have to pay for them. >> as we do, as we do now, the countries force us all to pay taxes. in islam, they don't pay taxes- just the rich people pay their money. >> let me ask you, on prayer, on let's say this evening, as a family, will you pray together here? >> yes. >> oh. and just take some time- how long would it normally take to do the evening prayer, say? >> at first, we have an h
concerns about fiscal policy and housing policy. the so-called sharing economy has resulted in an internet-based market for short term rentals where owners or tenants lease to visitors and tourists. many rentals are currently illegal and the city's hotel tax is not collected. should the city legalize some or all of these rentals and collect the hotel tax? we would like to hear answers from miss breed, miss johnson and mr. resignato. >> i definitely think this is a matter that the city should be looking into to collect that revenue. hotel tax revenue is extremely important especially in the arts. i run the african-american art and culture complex, a 34,000 square foot art space and we receive hotel tax revenue. the money we receive is not necessarily always enough in order to sustain the facility, which is why fundraising for that entity is so important. i think the abuses that we see here with some of these property owners should be definitely explored. but i also think that abuses around places like the filmore center, which is increasing rates for the current residents by 25-40% is just
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